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Trivia: More Name Games

Congratulations to Wendy Mao and Tom Woodfin who both knew that it was the Fabian Society, a group of late-nineteenth century British socialists, who took their name from Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctator, "the delayer." Wendy and Tom each win a pair of tickets and a large popcorn, both provided by LSC.

Some public opinion has turned against papparazzi in recent months and they have been criticized for their habit of "swarming" around celebrities. This is an apt description, because the word "papparazzi" is Italian for "buzzing insects." Movie director Federico Fellini used "Papparazzo" as the name of a celebrity-hungry photographer in La dolce vita, and the epithet has stuck ever since.

Showing this weekend at LSC:

Fri 7 & 10 p.m. Air Force One in 26-100

Fri 7:30 p.m. Strangers on a Train in 10-250

Sat 7 & 10:30 p.m. Pulp Fiction in 26-100

Sun 4 & 7 p.m. Air Force One / Pulp Fiction in 26-100

This feature was brought to you by the CAC Program Board. Today's factoids provided by the MIT Quiz Bowl team.